Cartier caliber 687 quartz watch movement specs, pics, reviews

Cartier Caliber 687

Cartier caliber 687 quartz watch movement specs, pics, reviews

Brand Cartier
Caliber Number 687
2.15mm thick
32,768 Hz
Battery Cell Number
See below
Hand Count 3
Hand Sizes
1.20mm / .70mm / .20mm
Functions Central hours; central minutes; central seconds; date at 3:00 or 6:00
“Geneva” stripes
Country of Manufacture Switzerland, Swiss made
Known Models
Cartier Tank, Diablo, Santos, Panthère, Cougar, Santos Ronde (Please add your watch in the comments below…)

The Cartier caliber 687 is a thin Swiss made 3-hander quartz movement with a calendar complication (date).

Some of the topics covered in this caliber listing:

Movement Text:

Cartier / 687 / Seven (7) Jewels / Swiss

There is also a 2 letter code below the battery. This could be a date code, but it is unconfirmed. Please post the code found on your watch in the comments below.

Not Cartier In-House / Not ETA

Despite lots of confusion online, the caliber 687 is not produced by ETA nor is it a Cartier in-house movement. The 687 is produced by Piaget.

The Piaget version will typically have a P after the number, as in 687P. Ebel also has a caliber 687, which is also sourced from Piaget.

Replacement Prices:

At the time of this post, replacement prices for Cartier branded 687 movements in working condition range from $230 to $329.99 USD.

Keep in mind that you may be able to find Ebel branded versions at a lower price if you just need parts. Also keep in mind that this movement is available with two datewheel options for different date positions. If your watch has a 6:00 date and you can only find a movement with a 3:00 date, you may be able to transfer the original datewheel to the new movement.

Battery Change:

It appears that the correct battery for the cal. 687 is a number 315 battery cell. In the example above, the previous person to work on that watch had a 361/362 battery inside. You may also see people using a 341 (SR714SW) cell.

Make sure that the orange battery insulator tab is intact and in place under the battery when changing the cell.

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8 years ago

Did Cartier actually make this or is it an ETA? Can someone tell me?

Tansu Erginsav
Tansu Erginsav
6 years ago

It is a in-house Cartier movement. ETA also makes one that is 100% compatible (and cheaper).

16 days ago
Reply to  Tansu Erginsav

Can you tell me what ETA?

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5 years ago

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Abe Hussamy
Abe Hussamy
5 years ago


Can you please share which Eta movement compatible to the Cartier 687.

5 years ago
Reply to  Abe Hussamy

My apologies the movement that can replace the Cartier 687 is the S Epson Corp VX12E (can be bought very cheaply).

1 year ago
Reply to  Tansu

I don’t get it. Above you said ETA makes a replacement movement but here you say it is Epson. Which is it and where can I find it?

Dan Finch
Dan Finch
4 years ago

Just to set the record straight, Cartier uses Quartz movements that are designed and made in-house by Piaget. They have the same model numbers. The Cartier 690 is the same as the Piaget P690. The only difference is that the Cartier uses their horizontal Geneva Stripes, while the Piaget uses their Circular stripes. They have their own trademarks on them. They are a high-quality proprietary movement that is only serviced by the Manufacturer. If they… Read more »

1 year ago

I need to find a replacement movement for an 87.06 movement.
any suggestions.
Thank you

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